Posted by: Cirilo Meggiolaro | 03/23/2009

Tip of the day #160 – The coolest programming books

After one week off (miracles happen once in a while) I am back to work. A new season has arrived (I am not going to miss you winter!!!!), new projects starting and a lot of labs to perform during the next couple of weeks.

The learning process never stops though. New technologies and new product versions are always around the corner. So, to start the week in good shape, I’d like to share some of the coolest books I’ve ever read about programming and application design. To be a pro developer is part of your goals? The following books certainly must be in your back pack:

Code complete, Second Edition: The best source in my opinion to learn about high quality coding;

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software (Gang of Four): It’s a classic!!! From the starting developer that wants to get in touch with design patterns until the architect that wants to keep THE reference about design patterns, that’s the book;

Writing secure code, Second Edition: A really good source for writing robust and secure applications;

CLR via C#: I believe that to be an expert you must master the basics and that’s the book that fits on this thought!

And of course, if you need a quick answer about a specific technology, namespace, class, method or event member, visit the MSDN web site!

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